Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stock Photography Part - 2

Second part of my Stock Photograhy are about all types that stock photo agency has.

But After the first part of the article regarding Stock Photography one of our friend "Arabian Josh" here in Dubai makes a comment on it" here what he say's

"as per stock photography, it does help and promote the photographer but i guess the normal problem is when someone jst grabbed the artist's work w/o due permission.."

Now to explain regarding to unautorized use of photo's from online stock agency as far I understand it is not happening since all the photo's are protected, like it has a water mark and you cannot download a big file for big printing.

Types of Stock Photography

Micro Stock-

(1) source their images almost exclusively via the Internet

2) do so from a wider range of photographers than the traditional stock agencies (including a willingness to accept images from "amateurs" and hobbyists)

3) sell their images at a very low rate (anywhere from $.20 - $10) for a royalty-free image.

Stock photography is commonly sold as either rights managed or royalty free

Royalty-free (a confusing term, this does not mean the image is "free")

Pay a one-time fee to use the image multiple times for multiple purposes (with limits).
No time limit on when you can use an image.
No one can have exclusive rights of a Royalty-free image (the photographer can sell the image as many times as he wants).

A Royalty-free image usually has a limit to how many times you can reproduce it. For example, a license might allow you to print 500,000 brochures with the purchased image. The amount of copies made is called the print run. Above that print run you are required to pay a fee per brochure, usually 1 to 3 cents. Magazines with a large print run cannot use a standard Royalty-free license and therefore they either purchase images with a Rights-managed license or have in-house photographers.

Rights-managed (sometimes called "licensed images")

Pay each time you use the image.

•There is a time limit on how long a buyer has exclusive use of an image (usually one year).
This allows the photographer to sell exclusive rights to the image again when the first buyer's time limit is up. You must choose a Rights-managed license if you want exclusive use of an image. The photographer would not be allowed to sell the image to anyone else if exclusivity is part of the license. Not all Rights-managed licenses are exclusive, that must be stipulated in the agreement.

Fee is based on such things as exclusivity, distribution, length of time used, geographic location of use.
A Rights-managed image usually allows a much larger print run per image than a Royalty-free license.

is a form of rights-managed license when there are no releases for the subjects. Since there are no releases the images cannot be used for advertising or to depict controversial subjects, only for news or educational purposes.

What is the standard Royalty free license?

To be explain on the last part of this article... To be Continued...

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